By: Alex Templar - MSTv Correspondent
His former royal highness of all-things purple, Prince, has unveiled a new track titled 'Boyfriend.' But, since he's charging his fans $0.88 to listen to it, you might not have heard it. At least, not yet.
The singer/pop icon has been posting new music on his personal 3rdeyegirl website since last year.
The new release of "Boyfriend" follows on the footsteps of his single "Screwdriver," which was released on February 11. Plus, another song titled 'Breakfast Can Wait' also came out earlier this month.
The website Twitter account linked a teaser video introducing three musicians before showing the cryptic message ' Live Out Loud, Coming In February, 2013'.
His royal badness with a bush?
Last week, in his typical fashion, Prince upset his fans by charging them to see the new video for 'Screwdriver'. But, this isn't that unusual for the eccentric performer.
Prince is well know for having a fair portion of all his music and videos, removed from video hosting sites like Youtube and Vevo. With a reasoning that he considered viewing of his artistic works, being readily available, on these sites as a form of piracy, Prince, has turned to charging fans to view most of his new content.
Though some musicians charge to download their songs and music videos, Prince is unique in that pay-per-download is the only way to see the 'Screwdriver' video or hear the song.
Speculation based on the release of some new music, plus acknowledgement that he is auditioning a new drummer has sparked rumors that he's working out details for a new tour this year.
With his last tour being the "Welcome 2," running from 2010 and throughout 2011, a new tour for 2013 would be welcome. However, so far no dates or plans have been scheduled.
Meanwhile, Prince made a surprise appearance at this year's Grammy Awards on Sunday (February 10), appearing to hand the award for Record of the Year to Gotye.